Date & Time: Sep 22, 1934
Type of aircraft:
Northrop Alpha 4
Operator:
Registration:
NC986Y
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
11
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the pilot decided to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. The single engine aircraft crashed in Saint Clairsville, west of Wheeling, and was destroyed, while the pilot was unhurt.
Probable cause:
The decision to abandon the aircraft was taken due to a fuel exhaustion.